Post Doctoral Researcher – Physics And Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 4, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Delaware
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Post Doctoral Researcher – Physics And Astronomy

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral position within the group led by Prof. Federica Bianco and carry out research on data-driven astrophysical transients in large surveys. The research focus will be on the death and death throes of massive stars, leveraging machine learning methods for classification, characterization, and insight into physical properties in large survey data, with particular emphasis on the development of methodological applications for the LSST survey.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to pursue independent research interests on related research topics.  They will have the opportunity to interact closely with many collaborators (including the group of Prof. Stan Owocki at UD and the members of the LSST Transients and Variable Stars Science Collaborations and other LSST Science Collaborations), and will benefit from Prof. Bianco’s close connection with the newly created UD Data Science Institute.

Applicants should have a PhD in astrophysics, physics, or a discipline relevant to data-driven inference. Experience with Big Data and/or Machine Learning is required.  The appointment is for two years; renewal for a third year is subject to performance and availability of funds. The starting date will be on or before Sep 1, 2019.

Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Bianco and Prof. Bianco will be at AAS in January 2019 if candidates are interested in meeting (email

To Apply: Candidates should visit our website ( The reference number (Job ID) for the position is 106100) and upload 1) a CV, 2) a list of recent publications, 3) a summary of current and previous research (limited to 2 pages total), 4) a statement of future research interest and technical and scientific qualification that make the candidate suitable for this position (1 page), and 5) a list of 3 references.

For full consideration apply by:  January 5th, 2019

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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